A reshaping of counselling curriculum: Responding to the changing (bi)cultural context

Flintoff, Vivianne and Rivers, Shirley (2012) A reshaping of counselling curriculum: Responding to the changing (bi)cultural context. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 40 (3). pp. 235-246. ISSN 1469-3534

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03069885.2012.678290

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This article describes some of the local Aotearoa New Zealand context of a general ‘mainstream’ undergraduate counselling degree. Students' learning is shaped to produce a professional practice for the local context of Aotearoa New Zealand. As counsellor educators informed by social constructionism, we detail our theoretical position and our intention to teach in ways that produce an interweaving between indigenous models of practice and selected western theories and practice. We outline our rationale for reshaping the first year ‘core’ counselling modules; our interrogation of taken-for-granted assumptions; and include a description of the reshaping of our first year ‘core’ counselling curriculum where we invoke a metaphor of weaving.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords that describe the item:counsellor education, curriculum development, indigenous counselling models, Treaty of Waitangi, social constructionism
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions:Schools > School of Social Development
ID Code:2025
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